Saturday, August 28, 2010

dumbo octopi!

Dumbo octopi! What's not to love about these cute sea creatures (i had this video playing over and over in the background)?! This is what i came up with after a friend asked to see a dumbo octopus drawn in my style (and i apologize to marine biologists for the gross inaccuracies. My friend is very much into fashion shoes/boots, so i decided to include that as an element. :)

dumbo octopi!
adobe photoshop CS4 + textures from

i was trying something new again - more lighting/composition/colour/everything practice needed! Unnngh... But hey! At least it's not another portrait? :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

i said no more portraits, i know...

This one was for a joint Gaia Online art auction i held with a few of my friends. i did a lot of Gaia commissions back in the day, so i can really appreciate a request for a pretty girl and not a crazy overloaded Gaia avatar, lol! i joined the site back in 2003 when it first launched. It was a great artist community then, but it has become too complicated (evolving items?!) for an old lady like me!

paintTool SAI 1.01 + adobe photoshop CS4

i will seriously do something different next time around! This isn't really the direction i want my (non-medical) art to take. But i just realized i only have 2 weeks until the start of school, so "something different" may just mean school work! *sigh* D:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

another day, another fail D:

i've been rewatching Samurai Champloo recently, and it is still so damn good (that baseball episode still cracks me up every time lol). i'm a huge fan of Jin, but i definitely did not do him justice here! There was a lot more to this drawing, but...i failed. 8D;;

fail-jin D:
paintTool SAI + textures from
(slapping textures onto a failed drawing doesn't make it better, i know. lol!)

Perhaps i'll revisit this one day once i've improved on my life drawing/anatomy/etc skills... >:

i feel like i've been heading the wrong way with my artwork recently. i'm going to try to do something different. So if i draw another half-assed portrait, smack me. 8D;;

Sunday, August 15, 2010

a "mature" s-...

This is a "hot girl" drawing for a friend (we use a bartering system of sorts! lol). In response to a challenge issued by a couple of my friends, i tried to make her a little more mature than the females i usually draw. Yes, i've been putting my vacation time to very good use.

paintTool SAI 1.01

Saturday, August 7, 2010

lighting + composition = confusion!

i decided to step outside of my comfort zone a little bit! i wanted to explore lighting and composition - things i am rather unfamiliar with... i also tried doing something a little more narrative. i'm entering the 3D animation stream this coming Fall and will be producing a cellular/molecular film, so a bit of practice was in order (though with the wrong subject matter haha!).

paintTool SAI 1.01 + adobe photoshop Cs4

There are some things i wanted to fix, but i think it's time to move on!

Guilty pleasure 8D

i'll admit it. i still watch Katekyo Hitman Reborn. 8D;;
A quick 1 hour doodle to pass the time while my internet was down last night (yes, i am an internet junkie):

hibariiii 8D
adobe photoshop CS4